DACA DENIED: Federal Judge BLOCKS Trump's 'DREAMER' Decision

Addressing the media afterward, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration believes "the wall is part of border security, that is one component". But until congress agrees on a final resolution, Dreamers wait in limbo.

"I've not read one of them that's inaccurate", Durbin said. Actually, it was reported as incredibly good and my performance, some of them called it a performance, I consider it work.

"We are now working to build support for that deal in Congress", the senators said.

In Trump's first year in office, border crossings overall have been down, he has given the Border Patrol the ability to do its job - and then there is DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which Trump chose to end.

The exchange came during a meeting meant to present the White House with a bipartisan compromise to help resolve the standoff over immigration. Let Congress decide which projects it wants to defund to build the wall, when/if we actually have an infrastructure bill.

Trump told both Democrat and Republican leaders they are "not that far away from comprehensive immigration reform".

White House spokesperson Raj Shah did not deny the "sh-hole" remark on Thursday evening, but instead said in a statement that Trump "is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation".

Some welcomed news for DACA recipient Giselle Gasca.

President Donald Trump may be onto something.

The White House office charged with transcribing all of Donald Trump's public remarks corrected on Wednesday the transcript of the President's freewheeling, hour-long immigration meeting with Republican and Democratic lawmakers a day earlier after omitting a key portion of Trump's remarks.

Immigration hardliners, who don't want to see a path to legal status for DACA recipients, say they have few optionsto influence a pending deal. They're trying to find a deal to protect young immigrants brought to the US illegally as children.

WASHINGTON — A federal judges decision to block Trump administration plans to phase out protections for so-called undocumented "dreamers" brought sharp backlash Wednesday from the White House, calling the injunction "outrageous". "I'm going to take a small percentage of that money and it's going toward the wall", the president was quoted as saying.

He clarified that he could only speak for his chamber - the House of Representatives - but suspected the "overwhelming majority" of Senate Democrats would also oppose border wall funding.

"There's no bill in the House that could get 300 votes very easily, so we are very happy to negotiate from this bill, that I think will have broad-based support within the Republican conference".

Democrats and other supporters of the so-called DREAMers have called for a legislative implementation of DACA to be attached to a must-pass spending bill that would keep the government funded beyond January 19.

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